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Fix Soil Compaction

October 2, 2010
By: Darrell Smith, Farm Journal Conservation and Machinery Editor

The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Opportunity Knocks” by Darrell Smith. You can find the article on page 48 in the October 2010 issue. 


Follow these links to learn more about fixing soil compaction.

Compaction Reaction
Pinch-row compaction has existed since we first went to the field with a tractor. But today's heavy tractors and center-fill planters make it a growing concern, especially in wet springs like that of 2009, says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie.






Tires can improve compaction issues or contribute to them
One farmer is considering a switch to central-fill planters, but is worried about the heavy weight machine causing compaction
Learn more about finding and managing soil compaction.


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